Weekly e-Folder

January 27, 2022

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Catholic Daily Reflection

“To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants…” Mark 4:30-32

It is amazing to think about. This tiny seed has so much potential. That little seed has within it the potential to become the largest of plants, a source of food, and a dwelling place for the birds of the air.

Perhaps this analogy that Jesus uses does not impress us as much as it should because we know that all plants begin with a seed. But try to think about this wonder of the physical world. Try to think about how so much potential is packed into that little seed.

This reality reveals the fact that Jesus wants to use each one of us for the building up of His Kingdom. We may feel as though we cannot do much, that we are not as gifted as others, that we will not be able to make much of a difference, but that’s not true. The truth is that each one of us is packed with unbelievable potential that God wants to bring to fruition. He wants to bring forth from our lives glorious blessings for the world. All we must do is allow Him to work.

Like a seed, we must allow ourselves to be planted in the fertile soil of His mercy through faith and surrender to His divine will. We must be watered by daily prayer and allow the rays of the Son of God to shine on us so that He can bring forth from us all that He desires and has planted from the foundation of the world.

Reflect, today, upon the incredible potential that God has placed within your soul. He made you with the intention to bring forth His Kingdom through you and to do so in an abundant way. It is your responsibility to simply believe this and to allow God to do what He desires to do in your life.

Lord of unending potential, I love You and thank You for all that You have done in my life. I thank You, in advance, for all that You still desire of me. I pray that I may daily surrender to You so that You can come and nourish me with Your grace, bringing forth from my life an abundance of good fruit. Jesus, I trust in You.

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Catholic Schools Week Kick Off Mass - Sunday, January 30th at 9AM

On January 30th at 9am, you are invited to join St. Agnes School’s Faculty, Staff, and Administration as we celebrate the beginning of Catholic Schools Week! Our students will be reading scripture and providing music for the mass in St. Agnes Church .

All students and their families are strongly encouraged to join us for this celebration! The grade with the most students that attend mass will win a pizza party! We hope to see you there!

Catholic Schools Week Activity Schedule

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2022 is January 30 – February 5. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2022 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” As a school, we will observe this annual celebration week with Masses, an open house, and fun activities for our students, families, parishioners, and community members. Through these events, St. Agnes School focuses on the value of Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.

Catholic Schools Week Schedule

Monday, January 31st - Parents Appreciation Day (N.U.T Day*)

  • Coffee and Conversation at 9am - Join other parents and parishioners from 9am to 10am in the Activity Center for bagels, muffins, coffee and hot chocolate!
  • Students may participate in a N.U.T. (No Uniform Today) Day if they bring $1 to school that will be donated to a Catholic Charity.

Tuesday, February 1st - Student Appreciation Day (Twin Day)

  • Students will create art celebrating Catholic Schools Week and the Year of the Eucharist
  • Catholic Schools Week Door Decorating Contest Judging .
  • Catholic Schools Week and St. Agnes Trivia for each grade. Winners will receive a gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts!
  • Movie Time with Popcorn and Snacks
  • A Conversation with Fr. Isaac Makovo - more information to come!

Wednesday, February 2nd - Celebrating Community (Crazy Hat Day)

  • Father Isaac will visit each class will talk about his upbringing in Kenya, his path to the priesthood, and give a blessing for each classroom.
  • Students will write letters to Pen Pals at other Catholic Schools. They will also write notes of thankfulness to teachers, staff, first responders, and parents.

Thursday, February 3rd - Celebrating Vocations (Crazy Sock Day)

  • Members of Baltimore County Police Department’s “Faith and Blue” will come to visit classes to talk about how their faith play a crucial role in their professions.
  • Our Safety Paw Patrol will present skits to our younger classes about safety tips!
  • Safety Paw Patrol will have a Pinning Ceremony led by “Faith and Blue.”

Friday, February 4th - Celebrating St. Agnes Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers

  • First Friday Mass at St. Agnes Church.
  • Surprises all day for our incredible faculty and staff.

Saturday, February 5th - Open House for Prospective Families

Dates to Remember!

January 30th - Catholic Schools Week Begins!

February 7th - No School!

February 8th - March 4th - Acre Testing Window for Grades 5 - 8

February 10th - Half Day

February 11th - School closed for students

February 18th - No School!

February 21st - No School!

March 17th - Half Day

March 18th - No School - Feast of St. Patrick

April 29th - Half Day

June 3rd - Half Day

Did You Know?

  • Once a week, we recite a decade of the Rosary as school community during Morning Announcements. This allows an opportunity for corporate prayer as we honor the Blessed Mother.

  • St Agnes is currently installing a new and upgraded security system which is inclusive of new interior and exterior cameras, new monitors. Rekeying and replacement of all classroom door knobs with automatic locks.

  • St. Agnes has also been approved for a grant that is in the initial stages of a blueprint of installation of a new security fence that will surround the perimeters of the school campus.

  • St. Agnes will receive over 60 new student chrome books and 3 new Ben Q boards this year.

Inclement Weather Days!

St. Agnes School is out of snow days. Any day moving forward that we are closed due to inclement weather will be considered a virtual instruction day for all students. Students will need to log into their devices during their regular instructional times. If you have any questions about when to log in please contact your child's teacher. Attendance will be taken.

2022-23 Enrollment/FACTS Information

Please complete this Intent to Enroll Form to share your thoughts on re-enrollment and what we are doing well and where we have an opportunity for growth. Thank you!

As a returning family, you do NOT need to submit another application. We are generating contracts for the 2022-23 school year and you will go into your SchoolAdmin family portal to complete the enrollment checklist.

Please take advantage of these incentives:

Early Bird Special: $175 Deposit

Deadline - January 31, 2022 - New Date! Extended for two more weeks!

Just in Time Special: $200 Deposit

Deadline - February 28, 2022

Enrollment: $300.00

On March 1, 2022

We are now accepting new applications for the 2022-23 school year.

Please re-enroll ASAP as new families are currently applying for all grades.

FACTS Financial Aid 2022 -2023

The FACTS Financial Aid Application is now available for St. Agnes Catholic School for the 2022-2023 School Year.

If you are applying for Financial Aid through the Archdiocese of Baltimore, you may begin your application now. Please click on the following link https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. Please keep in mind the following:

  • Financial Aid is available for students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade.
  • You may start the application at any time, but your application will not be complete until you submit the required Financial Documents (tax returns, w2s, etc.).
  • In addition to the FACTS application and new to the process this year, St. Agnes is requesting families complete the St. Agnes Financial Information Form. We would like you to explain your financial history, hardship, and story to us directly and not through the FACTS form.
  • The FACTS Financial Aid Application is due February 28, 2022.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Archdiocesan Grant and Aid Applications are Open
Please complete your FACTS applications ASAP for the 2022-23 school year.

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DOUBLE GOOD POPCORN Fundraiser– Fundraiser / Prizes / Volunteer Hours

February 03, 2022 – February 07, 2022.

How to participate

  1. Download the Double Good App

  2. Enter our fundraising Event Code – ABH KQL

  3. Create and Personalize Your Pop-Up Store

  4. Store will be live/open for sales 2/3-2/7

PRIZES - $25, $50, $100, Pizza Party, Volunteer Hours, and more!

  • WIN $100 gift card. For every $100’s of sales you will be entered in a raffle entry to win $100 gift card. The more you sell the more chances to WIN!

  • $25 gift card - For sales of $500 receive $25 gift card.

  • $50 gift card - For sales of $1,000 receive a $50 gift card.

  • $150 gift card - For sales of $1,500 and > receive $150 gift card

TOP SELLER WINS PIZZA PARTY FOR THEIR CLASS! and $25 gift card for their teacher.

VOLUNTEER HOURS: 1 volunteer hour for every $40 sold

VOLUNTER HOURS Record earned hours- (form to record your hours)


Earn VH’s by volunteering time or treasure. Participate in fundraisers, teacher appreciation, events, committees, etc. Please watch for volunteer opportunities in the efolder.

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Please contact Nurse Anna to let her know if our child has received their COVID vaccines so that she may update their immunization record.

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COVID-19 Testing

Liberty Family Resource Center –Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday- 9am-12pm (addition of Wednesday)

Drumcastle Center Trailer-Tuesdays and Thursdays- 4-7 pm, Saturday 9-12 pm (weekend addition)

Dundalk Health Center – Wednesdays- 9-12 pm

Sears White Marsh (lower level prior auto repair shop)- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9-1 pm (new location)

All of these sites are appointment only. Visit baltimorecountymd.gov/covidtest to schedule an appointment

February Lunch Menu

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Scholarship Information

Knott Scholarship
Applications open in January for 4th-8th graders. Please read the criteria and more information HERE.
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Summer Opportunites

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Positive Thought

The Lord’s acts of mercy indeed do not end, for His compassions do not fail.They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,“Therefore I wait for Him.”

Lamentations 3:22-24 NAB